How To Create A Christ-Centered Morning Routine

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  I think most of us will agree that mornings are probably the most hectic part of the day next to sitting around in 5-o’clock traffic.  We’re rushing to get ready for work (or to start the daily to-do list), scoffing down the quickest breakfast that we can find, trying to beat the rush on the highway, and if you have children then there’s no need for me to explain—hectic is more than likely the norm in your world. The tricky thing about mornings is that we have no earthly idea what we’re going to wake up to. We could wake up and find that the dog has chewed a hole in the carpet. We could wake up to a broken coffee pot (God forbid because I can’t even imagine). And more seriously, we could pick up our smartphones and find that an active shooter is locked inside of an […]

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3 Easy Steps to Getting The Most Out Of Your Bible Study

There’s no question that reading the Bible is a fundamental part of our faith. It’s intended to be our go-to when things get tough or when our faith is low, or whenever we’re just downright confused. The funny thing is, out of all of the many questions that the Bible answers, someone, somewhere, forgot to include instructions on how to read the thing. Do we read it from cover to cover? Do we read passages as we feel inspired? This was something that I struggled with for a long time. A good friend of mine mentioned just the other day that people who have been Christians for more than 20 years are still struggling with this. There are tons of resources out there now and finding a solid reading plan is as simple as picking up your smartphone or tablet. Even then, there’s still the question of how do we […]

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How To Lead Your Young Children Into Relationship With Christ (5 Simple Steps)

Proverbs 22:6 tells us that we if we train our children in the way that they should go, even when they are old, they will not depart from it. As earthly parents, we have an obligation to raise law-abiding, productive citizens—people that actually contribute to society. As Christian parents, we have the additional responsibility of raising and building up ambassadors for the Kingdom. God has placed each of us here for a purpose that is greater than we can imagine. That especially includes our children! 7-year-old little Timmy’s need to commune with the Father is no less than your own. Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of life, we unintentionally neglect our children’s need to know Christ but it’s time to be intentional about the spiritual lives of our future spiritual leaders.  I know some of you are thinking, it’s hard enough to get them to wash their hands after […]

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How Reading My Bible Changed My Life

I know every Christian looked at the title of this blog post and thought duhhhh, haha, allow me to explain. I grew up in church and reading my bible was just as routine as standing up for praise and worship or taking communion. But that’s all it was for me—routine. I committed my life to Christ when I was pretty young and sure I would crack open the bible if I was going through something and I felt like I needed a word, but it wasn’t until maybe three years ago that reading my bible became a part of my life that I could no longer live without. Here’s why: God Reveals Himself We love to chant relationship over religion but it’s difficult to have a true relationship if we’re not really seeking him. One of the biggest ways that God reveals himself to us is through his word. Every […]

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